The Colorado State Forest Service developed the Natural Resources Grants & Assistance Database to help interested groups and individuals search for natural resource project funding and assistance programs that promote the health and welfare of Colorado’s natural resources.

There are a few ways to search our database:

  • Click on a column header to sort grants Program, Sponsor, Eligibility, Deadline or Categories
  • Use the search bar and type in a keyword, for example, “restoration”
  • By clicking on any row in the table, you’ll be taken to the grant sponsor’s website; for federal grants, you’ll be directed to the grant PDF.

We welcome grant submissions applicable to natural resources and forestry. Fill out our form at the bottom of this page and we’ll review your submission.

ProgramSponsorEligibilityFunding Opportunity NumberDeadlineCategoriesURL
2018 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

USDA-FS-UCF-01-2018
US Forest ServiceCommunity Groups
County Governments
Other non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
State government agencies
Native american tribal governments
NGOs
USDA-FS-UCF-01-20185/24/2017Community development
Education
Urban forestry
https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/urban-forests/ucf/nucfac
Joseph Henry Edmondson FoundationJoseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizations6/1/2017Community assistance, rural development
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection, restoration, water quality
Education, outreach, training
Fish and wildlife habitat improvement
Conservation
Forest health, restoration, rehabilitation
http://www.jhedmondson.org/grants-seekers
Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA-NRCS-CO-CIG-17-01
Natural Resources Conservation ServiceCounty governments
Individuals
Municipalities
State government agencies
Native american tribal governments
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
USDA-NRCS-CO-CIG-17-016/2/2017Community development
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Bioenergy, renewable energy
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig/
Conservation Excellence GrantsGreat Outdoors Colorado501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
County governments
Municipalities
Other non-profit organizations
State government agencies
6/9/2017Community development
Education
http://www.goco.org/grants/apply/conservation-excellence
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge AreaUnited States Department of AgricultureIndividuals
Native American tribal governments
Other non-profit organizations
State government agencies
Schools universities
Businesses
Municipalities
6/28/2017Agroforestry
Bioenergy, renewable energy
Woody biomass, wood utilization
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-sustainable-bioenergy-and-bioproducts
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006354
United States Department of AgricultureVariable based on program areaUSDA-NIFA-AFRI-0063546/28/2017Educationhttps://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-food-agriculture-natural-resources?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects

USDA-NIFA-OP-006359
United States Department of AgricultureSchools, universities7/10/2017Community assistance, rural development
Bioenergy, renewable energy
Woody biomass, wood utilization
Forest health, restoration, rehabilitation
Research
https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006353
United States Department of AgricultureSchools, universities

Variable based on program area
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-0063537/13/2017Agroforestryhttps://nifa.usda.gov/node/2951?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Colorado Forest Legacy ProgramColorado State Forest ServiceLandowners7/28/2017Agroforestry
Community development
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
http://csfs.colostate.edu/funding-assistance/
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
United States Department of AgricultureIndividuals
Schools, universities
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-0044127/29/2017https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-program?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Recovery Implementation Fund

F17AS00005
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Businesses
County governments
Individuals
Municipalities
Schools, universities
State government agencies
Native American tribal governments
F17AS000057/31/2017
American Honda FoundationHonda501(c)(3) non-profit organizations8/1/2017Education
GIS
http://www.honda.com/about?id=ahf
Small Grants for Community PartneringLarimer County Open Lands501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Community groups
Individuals
Homeowner/road associations
Schools, universities
9/8/2017Community development
Education
Habitat improvement
Urban forestry
http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/openlands/smallgrants.htm
Captain Planet FoundationCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
9/30/2017Educationhttp://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

F17AS00015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceIndividuals
Homeowner/road associations
Landowners
Schools, universities
State government agencies
Native American tribal governments
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
F17AS000159/30/2017Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Education
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family Foundation Community groups
Other non-profit organizations
10/1/2017Community assistance, rural development
Education, outreach, training
Fish and wildlife habitat improvement
Conservation
Forest health, restoration, rehabilitation
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Local Government Parks & Recreation / Mini GrantsGreat Outdoors ColoradoCounty governments
Municipalities
11/2/2017Community development
Education
http://www.goco.org/grants/apply/local-government-and-mini-grants
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)Natural Resources Conservation Service ColoradoLandownersOngoingRiparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection, restoration, water quality
Conservation
Forest health, restoration, rehabilitation
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/co/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd1307751
Energy Foundation GrantEnergy Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingBioenergy, renewable energy
Education
http://www.ef.org/grantee-hub/
Stewardship ProjectVolunteers for Outdoor ColoradoAll applicantsOngoingEducationhttp://www.voc.org/land-manager-project-application
Western Conservation GrantsHewlett FoundationIndividuals
Other non-profit organizations
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingEducationhttp://www.hewlett.org/grants/
National Fish Habitat Action PlanFish and Wildlife ServiceCounty governments
Municipalities
Other non-profit organizations
State government agencies
Native American tribal governments
OngoingWatershed protection & restoration
Habitat improvement
http://www.fishhabitat.org/
Boeing Charitable GrantBoeing501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
OngoingEducationhttp://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page
Cabela's Outdoor FundCabela's501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Watershed protection & restoration
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
http://www.cabelas.com/category/Outdoor-Fund/112097880.uts
Coca-Cola Foundation GrantCoca-Cola Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Watershed protection & restoration
Education
http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/the-coca-cola-foundation
Fluor GivingFluor Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingEducation
Forest health & restoration
http://www.fluor.com/sustainability/community/fluor_giving/pages/applying_for_fluor_foundation_grants.aspx
National Water Quality InitiativeNatural Resource Conservation ServiceCounty governments
Landowners
Other non-profit organizations
State government agencies
501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Other non-profit organizations
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingCommunity development
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/eqip/?&cid=stelprdb1047761
American Wildlife Conservation FoundationAmerican Wildlife Conservation FoundationAll applicantsOngoingEducation
Habitat improvement
http://www.awcf1911.org/index.htm
Shell Oil Grant ProgramShell Oil501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Education
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
http://www.shell.us/sustainability/request-for-a-grant-from-shell.html#vanity-aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaGVsbC51cy9lbnZpcm9ubWVudC1zb2NpZXR5L2dyYW50Lmh0bWw
Western Colorado Community FoundationWestern Colorado Community Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoinghttp://wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/
Wildland Fire FundEl Pomar FoundationFire departmentsOngoingFirewise communities
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.elpomar.org/programs/
Nonprofit Organization ProgramESRI ArcGIS501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Other non-profit organizations
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingGIShttp://www.esri.com/nonprofit/whats-included
ESRI Conservation Program GrantsESRI ArcGIS501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Other non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
Native American tribal governments
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingGIShttp://www.conservationgis.org/grant/index.html
Max and Victoria Dreyfus FoundationMax and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoinghttp://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org
Hydrologic Sciences ProgramNational Science Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
Educators
OngoingRiparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684&org=ERE&from=home
Alternative Agricultural Water Transfer Methods Grant ProgramColorado Department of Natural ResourcesAll applicantsOngoingCommunity development
Education
Habitat improvement
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/alternative-agricultural-water-transfer-methods-grants/Pages/main.aspx
Gazette Charities GrantsGazette Charities501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingRiparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Education
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
http://www.gazettecharities.org/application.php
L.L. Bean Charitable GivingL.L. Bean501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Education
Habitat improvement
https://www.llbean.com/customerService/aboutLLBean/charitable_giving.html
Community Foundation of Northern ColoradoCommunity Foundation of Northern Colorado501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Municipalities
Schools, universities
OngoingCommunity development
Education
https://www.nocofoundation.org/nonprofits
Fish and Wildlife Resources Fund GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesBusinessesOngoingRiparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Forest health & restoration
http://nrdb.csfs.colostate.edu/Program/Details/106
Community TrustCommunity Foundation of Boulder County501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Education
http://www.commfound.org/grants/funding-information
Ballantine Family FundBallantine Family FundOther non-profit organizations
Educators
OngoingCommunity development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/
RESIST General Support GrantsRESIST inc.501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Native American tribal governments
OngoingEducationhttp://resist.org/grants/programs
Water Conservation Planning GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State government agencies
OngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttp://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterResourceConservationPublicEducationAndOutreachGrants.aspx
Drought Mitigation Planning GrantColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State government agencies
OngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttp://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/DroughtMitigationPlanningGrants.aspx
Toyota USA FoundationToyota501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttps://www.toyota.com/usa/community/articles/community_grants_foundation.html
Water Conservation Implementation GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State government agencies
OngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttp://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterConservationImplementationGrants.aspx
Levinson FoundationLevinson FoundationAll applicantsOngoingBioenergy, renewable energyhttp://www.levinsonfoundation.org/?Our_Mission
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingWatershed protection & restoration
Bioenergy, renewable energy
Education
Habitat improvement
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp
Walton Family Foundation Environment programWalton Family FoundationOther non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
OngoingWatershed protection & restoration
Education
http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/grants
Water Resource Conservation Public Education and Outreach GrantsColorado Department of Natural Resources501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Community groups
County governments
Municipalities
Other non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
State government agencies
Educators
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingWatershed protection & restoration
Education
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterResourceConservationPublicEducationAndOutreachGrants.aspx
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land TrustColorado Cattlemen's AssociationLandownersOngoingAgroforestry
Community development
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
Habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
https://ccalt.org/landowners/
Cedar Tree FoundationCedar Tree Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizationsOngoingEducationhttp://cedartreefound.org/grant-programs/
Conservation Trust GrantNational Geographic SocietyAll applicantsOngoingEducationhttp://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants
Kinder Morgan FoundationKinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Schools, universities
OngoingEducationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx